TEPCO: to sound out residents’ views on No. 5, 6 reactors

TOKYO, March 30 (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power ,
the operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
complex, said it will sound out the opinions of the government
and local residents on whether to continue operating the plant’s
No. 5 and No. 6 reactors, as well as the companion Fukushima
Daini plant.

Tokyo Electric Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata had said the
Daiichi plant’s other four reactors, which have been emitting
radiation after suffering damage from a devastating earthquake
and tsunami, would be scrapped.

The Daiichi No. 5 and 6 reactors and the Daini plant have
been safely shut down.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

TEPCO: to sound out residents’ views on No. 5, 6 reactors